Kill Devil Hills Real Estate

Kill Devil Hills Real Estate

Although the town did not create a charter until 1953, the Outer Banks community of Kill Devil Hills has the largest year-round population in the islands at nearly 7,000. That was not always the case.

When the Wright Brothers made their historic flight in 1903, the area was little more than empty sand dunes. The nearest settlement at the time was Kitty Hawk, four miles north. The reason for the name was already lost to legend, however. Some say that it was the namesake of a barrel of rum said to be strong enough to kill the devil himself. In any case, the dunes of Kill Devil Hills real estate are now home to the shops, restaurants and businesses of a vibrant town that welcomes thousands of visitors daily during the summer season.


Kill Devil Hills Shopping and Dining


Shopping opportunities surround Kill Devil Hills real estate, starting with the Belk Department Store that fulfills many of the daily needs of the permanent residents. Since beach life is such a part of the area, Birthday Suits is the go-to spot for the finest in swimming fashions. You will find everything you need to create the interior you desire at Exotic Home. Many unique boutiques dot the community such as Awful Arthur's Beach Shop with all the sunscreen and beach togs you might need and Beach Express, with all of the things you might need as you relax by the water.

Kill Devil Hills is home to so many fast food chains that locals call the strip "French Fry Alley". You will also find so many independent restaurants that you will have to move here to try them all. Chili Peppers is a fun dinner spot with live music and great food. For a cut above, try JK's Steak and Seafood for fresh seafood and steaks cooked over a wood fire grill. The vast menu at Mako Mike's will have something for everyone. Another upscale spot is Colington Cafe, serving the finest surf and turf. You will love the atmosphere as much as the food at the Flying Fish Cafe


Kill Devil Hills Parks and Recreation


The Nature Conservancy at Nags Head Woods Preserve is home to more than 100 species of birds, 15 species of amphibians and 28 species of reptiles. Freshwater ponds support seven species of fish and many floating plants, such as the water violet. Along the trails lined by magnificent trees, you will find home sites, churches, a school, a gristmill and more remnants of the 19th and early 20th Century life on the Outer Banks.

For family fun like laser tag, miniature golf and tons of arcade games, Destination Fun is almost an indoor carnival. You can enjoy pizza, popcorn and hotdogs in a private room if you wish

The world entered a new millennium when the Wright Brothers made their historic flight. You can celebrate the moment at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. From the full-scale reproduction of the original powered flyer and the Wright Glider to the 60-foot granite monument, this tribute to the brothers and their accomplishment will leave you fascinated.

Tennis fans can indulge themselves in singles or doubles on the free public tennis courts on the Outer Banks at Park. The Youth Center and Family Recreation Park offers after-school programs for middle and high school students including basketball, volleyball, soccer and more. Kitty Hawk Park is the newest facility serving Kill Devil Hills real estate. It includes a walking trail, covered picnic shelter, skate park and the only dog park in Dare County. 


Kill Devil Hills Real Estate


Homes for sale in Kill Devil Hills range in price from around $125,000 for a condominium to more than $3 million for a luxury oceanfront home. These exquisite oceanfront homes feature beautiful details such as granite counter tops and stainless appliances. The amenities typically include pools, home theaters, large game rooms, and other special features. Walls of windows facing east offer views of the ocean and the wide, beautiful beaches.


Kill Devil Hills Schools, Health, and Transportation


The Kill Devil Hills Schools are part of the Dare Country School District and include the First Flight Elementary School, First Flight Middle School and First Flight High School. Graduating seniors often seek higher education at the closest colleges, Elizabeth City State University, College of Albemarle and Roanoke Bible College. The College of Albemarle offers Associates degrees and certification in many trades.

Beach Medical Care offers emergency services to Kill Devil Hills real estate in conjunction with the Regional Medical Center in neighboring Kitty Hawk. Urgent care is available from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. daily. Specialized women's services are available at the Coastal Woman's Clinic. The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head is the nearest full-service hospital, providing helicopter services when necessary.

Other facilities include the Health East Outer Banks Medical Center offering 24-hour urgent and emergency care and the Eastern Carolina Women's Center in Nags Head.

Norfolk International Airport is the closest major airport. First Flight Airport serving Kill Devils Hills real estate is a public facility run by the U.S. National Park Service. This airport is the actual site of the Wright Brothers famous experiments with flight.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation maintains the ferry system serving the Outer Banks. It also maintains NC-12, connecting Kill Devil Hills real estate to the rest of OBX and the mainland.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Kill Devil Hills NC, give us a call at 252.207.1617 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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Holleay Parcker
Spinnaker Realty LLC
4012 Creek Road
Kitty Hawk NC 27949